Generations of Randolph residents have enjoyed recreational activities on the land once known as Bendall Farm, then Sunnyworth Manor and now “Powers Farm” as well as neighboring Norroway Pond and Bertha Soule Memorial Park.
Through a variety of methods including generous land donation, land purchase via grants and Community Preservation funding, the Town of Randolph has been able to acquire and combine these properties into a 22 + acre nature preserve for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.
Powers Farm is a combination of pasture, fields, woodland, wetlands and pond. This diverse habitat is home to a variety of wildlife and specially noted plant species such as the Atlantic White Cedar while Norroway Pond ultimately feeds the Upper Reservoir, the Town's sole source of drinking water.
The property at Powers Farm is conservation land. The protection of it, in perpetuity, helps to maintain the integrity of our water source, preserves some of Randolph's natural environment, provides green space for passive recreation and enjoyment of natural and scenic vistas for generations of Randolph residents.
Powers Farm and related facilities were developed for the enjoyment of residents of all ages and their guests.
They are in the public domain and do not necessarily require a permit for general use. However, private gatherings meeting certain criteria may reserve use of the pavilion at the North Main Street entrace.
Please review PARK RENTAL INFORMATION for reservations, fees, etc.
Powers Farm is located at 592 North Main Street (Route 28) with the main parking area at the entrance. There is an additional access point for pedestrians, bikers and joggers at Powers Farm Road.
In August 2015, a 6 car parking area will be constructed at the western end of Norroway Pond at Grove Lane (the Bertha Soule Memorial Park entrance).
In the fall of 2015, the bike path through the Goldstein Open Space (West St. to Grove St.) will be extended into Powers Farm on the southern side of the pond.
Powers Farm contains acres of open meadow, wetlands, pond and forest. A large picnic pavilion with seating is used for large gatherings while a small fenced in play area is available for the wee ones. A two unit comfort station is open during large public events and private event rentals.
The southwestern part of the property contains Norroway Pond, a small pavilion with seating and a boathouse. The boathouse is staffed during summer months with kayaks available for rental.
Though shallow, Norroway Pond contains a variety of turtles, fish and crustaceans. A valid fishing license is required per Massachusetts state laws
A raised boardwalk meanders through the cool serenity of the Atlantic White Cedar swamp.
Leave No Trace
Powers Farm is home to many varieties of plants and wildlife. Visitors are reminded to "take only pictures" and "leave only footprints" after their visit.
Please do not remove plants, disturb wildlife or leave trash on the property.
The farm animals seen behind the fences are NOT a part of Powers Farm and should not be approached or otherwise disturbed.
Four legged friends are welcome ON LEASH at Powers Farm and all public properties; the Town's leash law is in effect. The Town's off-leash dog park is available a short walk from Powers Farm. Please pick-up dog waste and take with you.
The fields are active hay fields in use by a farmer and grow tall. Please remember to check yourself and your pet for ticks before leaving Powers Farm.
Randolph Recreation provides a series of free programs on Powers Farm during the summer months. Kayaking, fishing, nature walks, etc. are all available to the public. Check the RECREATION WEBSITE for details
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